HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CROATIA

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CROATIA

 

If you are coming to Croatia for an internship – the country famous for neckties, beautiful National Parks, King’s Landing and many other unique things that are yet to be discovered – you need to know the crucial information about life there in order to have a wonderful and safe experience. Here is some basic information about the country:

General information:

  • It is organized as a parliamentary multi-party Republic
  • The capital of Croatia is Zagreb
  • The country has approximately 4,000,000 inhabitants
  • 90% of inhabitants are Croatian natives
  • The majority of inhabitants are Roman Catholics
  • The time zone used in Croatia is CET (Central European Time)

 

Language

 The official language spoken in Croatia is Croatian (Hrvatski). The official script used is Latin but besides Croatian, almost 80% of the nation speaks one other language, and about 60% speaks English. The Croatian language has also 3 main dialects (don’t bother learning them, they are simply too complicated J)

Currency

Although Croatia has entered the European Union two years ago (in 2014) the official currency used is KUNA (shortened HRK or KN) and the exchange rate to foreign currencies is following:

  • 7.5 HRK =1 EUR
  • 6.71 HRK = 1 USD
  • 8.53 HRK = 1 GBP

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Tourism

Tourism in Croatia takes a big part in the economy, thanks to the beautiful Adriatic coast and the heartland as well. Most popular tourist destinations are Dubrovnik (for GoT fans – King’s Landing), Zagreb the capital, National park Plitvicka jezera, and other cities like Split, Rovinj, Pula, Zadar, and many many others.

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Cuisine

The heartland of the country was mostly influenced by Hungarian, Austrian and Turkish cuisine, but the coast side and regions of Istria and Dalmatia was influenced by Italian cuisine and tend to be more Mediterranean. Also, the wine regions vary in the continental and the coastal part of the country, but be sure that Croatia has extraordinary wines and excellent food.

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